The accused was charged on two counts charge of perverting the course of justice and impersonation, contrary to the law, and the indictment disclosed that the accused intended to deceive the police, and at the same time presented false documents, pictures address, as surety for Amara Konneh Goba before he was put on police bail.
Amara who is presently at large was a former staff of Leoneco Oil Company and was arrested by the management of Leoneco Company, for allegedly stealing large quantity of fuel products, that sum up to three hundred and thirty seven united states dollars, after which he was handed over to officers of the Criminal Investigation Department headquarter in Freetown, in respect of the allegation against the him.
The suspect was subsequently detained at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter on Pademba Road in the west part of the country’s capital Freetown, and that whiles the suspect was under detention, police consented to grant bail to the suspect, and that the accused, Elvis Boima stood as surety, and submitted false documents, picture including a royalty to the police.
According to the charge sheet, the accused person even made an undertaken to the Criminal Investigation Department that he would at any time present the suspect, whenever the police demand for his return, since the matter was under investigation.
On Monday January 13 2017, the accused, Elvis was rounded up by the investigating police officers, and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department headquarter, when he woefully failed to present the suspect, Amara on demanded, and for him to be charged to court for the offence of conspiracy to defraud and impersonation, contrary to the law, in the sense that the suspect allegedly conspired with unknown individuals to steal the above stated amount from the company.
The accused person pleaded guilty on both counts, and his Lawyer A Dabor canvassed the presiding magistrate to admit his client on bail, on the grounds that the accused was ordinarily Sierra Leonean residing in the western area in the Freetown judicial district, in the republic of Sierra Leone.
He submitted that his client was not a flight risk and had credible and reliable surety, who was ready and willing to enter into recognizance on his behalf, and would always be present in court in every adjourned date.
On the other hand, the prosecuting police officer, Sergeant 8715 Bangura I S vehemently objected that bail should not be granted to the accused, considering the quantum of money involved, coupled with the seriousness of the offences charged.
In exercising his judicial powers, as president of Court N0.1 in Freetown, he refused the accused person bail, and immediately ordered for his detention at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba road in Freetown.
Magistrate Dr. Abubakar Binneh Kamara promised to pass verdict on the accused come, 3 April 2017.